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This walk will take you to the very top of the hill that is Moel Llyfnant, and lead you through the lost village of Tryweryn, which was partially flooded when the Llyn Celyn reservoir was opened in the early 1960s.

The best route to the summit starts at the bridge of Pont Rhyd-y-Fen. Cross the bridge, then turn right onto the stony track, following the railway to the west. As you approach Nant Ddu Farm, you’ll want to go over the stile to your left. Follow the forest track to Amnodd-Bwll, stopping to take in the ruins.

Continue on, climbing the northern side of Moel Llyfnant. At the end of the track, go towards the left to the northern ridge, then climb south to the summit. Pause for a while, taking in the views of Snowdon and Arenig Fawr, before continuing south towards the Lliw Valley. It’s a little steeper here, so descend with caution.

Look back towards Moel Llyfnant as you descend, and you will be impressed with its imposing presence – you just climbed that! Turn left to trace the base of the hill, then right along the path to the fork, where you’ll take a left to the end of the track. Turn left here, and you’ll arrive back at the bridge, walk finished and time for a well-deserved pint.

 

Image Source: CC by-SA 2.0 by Andrew (Edited by NWHC) 

Location

This mountain range resides in the heart of the Snowdonian National Park. The walk starts at the bridge of Pont Rhyd-y-Fen. 

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